Cognoscenti


It is a fact that I have opinions – or is it?


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Before blogging was a thing to do, I wrote opinion papers related to nearly any issue of the day, but none were submitted for publication. Most of those papers were dumped years ago, but some were still on floppy disks I found during a move.


In 1986, I wrote: I am agitated again! Enough is enough! I just heard another mass media ‘expert’ say, in effect, that if the American education system does not improve and start to challenge the native intellect of students, their learning will continue to fall behind the level attained by students in other industrialized nations.

Education system and teacher bashing by politicians and others with highly visible forums is popular.

Was my preceding sentence an opinion or was it a fact?

Did masses of American students fail?

Was the ‘expert’ trying to say his abilities came from a better system? Was that cognoscenti educated in another country? Was…

Considering the average age of entering school in 1986 was 6, those who became newscasters, doctors, nurses, lawyers, teachers, pilots, mechanics, and other citizens contributing to our wellbeing are now 40. Granted, some fell by the wayside. But how did the American education system fail the majority?

Aren’t mass media education ‘experts’ part of that majority?


Sometimes I think, If there isn’t a real issue, one will be peddled to start a banter which results in nothing.


As my octogenarianism continues, my mind wanders as I wonder.
Or could it be that my mind wonders as I wander?

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